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how this is bbc world news today, this is ben bland. projections in the french election so president macron has marco gottardi is an course for a majority. from an attack on a resort in mali, hostages are afraid. forest fires kill at least 60 people in portugal. also, pakistan thrashed india in one of the biggest sporting classes of the year. hello, and welcome to bbc world news today. projections in france indicate that president emmanuelle macron‘s new party has won a majority of the seats in parliament. lab republic on marsh —— on marsh
will be the biggest party in the national assembly. after a second and final round of parliamentary elections. interestingly, more than half of the party's and that it's have never been elected before. we ci’oss now, have never been elected before. we cross now, live, to our correspondent in paris. 50, hugh, just how big an achievement is this for emmanuel macron‘s party. just how big an achievement is this for emmanuel macron's party. well, if you look at the big picture you can only say that it's an extraordinary achievement. we have said it so often now, and we've said it ever since he began this run victories, that it doesn't feel quite so amazing. so there's no question it is the
most money men to live achievements and one that gives us both to wonder how it is possible to do this. macron has pulled a blinder. he spotted what could be done and needed it. the projections suggest that the majority they are going to win in the assembly is not as big as some had predicted. there are also some had predicted. there are also some other interesting elements, with marine le pen looking like she has got a seat. well, your first point is well made. there were signs of it could've been a pulverising majority with macron winning up to up majority with macron winning up to up to a70 seat of a 577 seat assembly. it's not get to be that much, there's still no question that
he's got a majority by a long way, but it's not that absolutely massive crossing into the ground of the opposition which some feared. that is good news for macron, of course. too big a victory can spell problems down the road when the opposition sta rts down the road when the opposition starts getting its opposition together again. when they can speak in parliament, it starts filling out onto the street. some opposition, especially from the right, means that he can say that the democratic system is being observed and so on. yes, we do have marine le pen getting a seat for the first time, she has been a european mp before, but that means are both well—known voice will be heard in the national assembly with half a dozen other national front mps. we also have the firebrand of the fire left, a strongly watched seat down in marseille, studies of the two leaders if you like. anyway the
populist left and the populist right will be represented in parliament and again that is probably a good thing in the sense that these forces which they represent would have spilled out with great mass protests in the last year or $0 with great mass protests in the last year or so will now be channelled democratically. 0ne year or so will now be channelled democratically. one of macron ‘s ideasis democratically. one of macron ‘s ideas is to produce an element of proportional representation in the coming elections. that means at the far right may get more of a representation in parliament, but there is a feeling that they represent a force that has been excluded from the assembly until now. 0k, hugh, thank you ray much of that. according to ipsos, president macron's they have won at least at least 355 of the 577 seat in the national assembly for stop gives them the assembly of first terms of driving through
the party's nearest rival, the republican—led centre right group get at least 125 of the seats. and marine le pen‘s far—right national front party has eight seats. its been reported that two people have been killed it's being reported that two people have been killed after militants killed after militants attacked a tourist camp close bamako, the capital of mali. people living nearby said they heard shots fire and saw smoke rising. malian soldiers, as well as french troops, managed to free around 20 hostages. one of the people killed is thought to be french. let's speak to our correspondent thomas fessy who is in dakar in neighbouring senegal. what's the latest you can tell us about this? the details are very unclear about what's happening, but the resort is popular with foreign tourists and wealthy malians hit
with swimming pools and cocktail bars and communing activities. children playing around at the weekend. you can imagine that there was a little bit of a crowd there when gunmen stormed the place in the late afternoon. we don't know how any of them there were. it's not exactly clear whether there was a hostage situation or not. security forces are still deployed there and we are told that special forces of the malian troops are there as well as un peacekeepers and french soldiers on the ground. so, it's an operation that is underway and of course bamako is no stranger to that kind of attack. it obviously echoes what happened nearly two years ago now at the reticent blue hotel —— rattus in blue hotel were 20 people we re rattus in blue hotel were 20 people were killed. what is the situation,
because as you suggest, this has happened before and they are fighting this insurgency. is there any sense that they are making any progress? well, you have a variety of different armed groups that are still operating in the north of the country, but also in the centre of the country. as a matter of fact, soon after the french liberated quote unquote the north from islamic militants, the situation actually deteriorated quite rapidly and we see regular attacks on un peacekeepers in the north and on malian soldiers grow on the french who are stationed in the country, so this is a country that is still battling with that insurgency and is still under a state of emergency and it is clear that those kind of attacks were going to happen again.
it was just a matter of time thank you very much thomas. hundreds of firefighters are trying to control a large forest fire in central portugal which has killed more than sixty people. many died in their cars while trying to escape from the district of pedrogao grande where's dense forest. portugal's prime minister has declared three days of mourning. paul adams reports. a desperate sometimes hopeless battle against nature. searing heat, strong winds and low humidity, the worst possible conditions. large areas of central portugal now ablaze. this mountainous area is no stranger to forest fires, but these are some of the deadliest ever. the speed and ferocity of the flames catching people in their cars and homes. a woman screams for her house as the fire rages on several fronts
entire villages have been evacuated. officials are still much what remains. we were inside the house, the fire was all around us. the firefighters gain to get us out, because we can hardly breathe. as to whether the house burned, it must burned. almost instantly we saw the fire on the right—hand side of the carand fire on the right—hand side of the car and with fire on the right—hand side of the carand with in10—15 fire on the right—hand side of the car and with in 10—15 seconds at the most, he went that the fire created let across to the other side and within 30 seconds it was to the right left and back of the car. you had no option but to keep driving into the fire. have at at times it's been chaotic, hundreds of firefighters working since yesterday. some people say they had been left to themselves while their homes burned. thick low—lying clouds of smoke are making it hard for a firefighting aircraft to work effectively. france and spain have
sent their brains to drop. —— planes to help. as the death toll mounts, the government has declared three days of moment luiz mummy. morning. bodies of us sailors have been found the bodies of a number of us sailors have been found — after they went missing when their ship collided with another off the coast of japan on saturday. the uss fitzgerald was hit by a philippine cargo ship. from tokyo rupert wingfield—hayes reports. this is the us fitzgerald today, safely tied up at a time porting japan but lying low in the water. the damage to the shipside is obvious to see. what is hidden from view is the damage below the water line. the commander of us forces in japan today said damage below there was worse. the damage was significant, it is not a small collision. it was right tv pilot's
out, there was a big puncher underneath the ball water line. the water rushing into the ship overwhelmed seven sailors, probably as they slept in their bunks. this morning you are staying —— us navy divers went on the compartment and found their bodies. for some hours after the collision on friday night it was touch and go, the water rushed in so fast, senior officers admit that the ship was in danger of sinking for a time. the heroic effo rts sinking for a time. the heroic efforts of the ships crew prevented this ship from foundering or even thinking last night. there isn't much sadness here at the loss of life. most are now focusing on this philippine cargo ship. the damage to its power tells its own tail. satellite tracking appears to show the ship made a series of huwjones in the busy shipping lanes just south of tokyo bay. —— u—turns. the
last came just before the collision with uss fitzgerald. investigators will want to know why and how to such modern ships fail to see each other on a calm, clear night. other stories this hour, the iraqi army says it forces are preparing to enter moselle in part of a final assault on the city. the un has warned that the is fighters may be holding thousands of people as human shields. officials in yemen say that an airstrike read shields. officials in yemen say that an air strike read by saudi officials. has killed several al-qaeda leaders. official in
afghanistan say five police officers have been killed and about 30 people, most of them civilians say ata people, most of them civilians say at a controlled in a suicide bomb attack in the city of gardeners. —— gardeners. you're watching bbc news, still with us to come. pakistan thrashes india in the icc champions trophy in london. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act, which are a0 years forcibly classified it says and according to race. germany's parliament, the bundestag, as voted by a narrow majority to
move the seat of government from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrate through the night but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn. the then new prince was taken earlier this evening to their apartment in kensington palace. the realfocus of attention at today was valentina carrots over that the world's first female cosmonaut. hello, this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines... the polls are closed in the final round of parliamentary elections in france, with projections showing president macron's party on course to win. an attack on a tourist resort in mali leaves two people dead. reuters is
reporting that security forces managed to three 332 hostages. here in the uk, the is bringing in 18 —— 18 to improve the response to the 6 re nfell tower tower 18 to improve the response to the grenfell tower tower fire. residents are complaining they got little or no help while it happened. police haveissued no help while it happened. police have issued new photos from inside the tower block showing how badly the tower block showing how badly the fire destroyed the building. there are now questions being posed about materials used for the refurbishment. friday we pray for those who are suffering loss. the luther tower, people of all faiths are trying to heal. it continues to be a time of the welding and, of anxiety and angen the welding and, of anxiety and
anger. some of the dead and missing are known in this congregation and evenin are known in this congregation and even in moments of peace you can feel the rage heaven knows what the nextr few weeks, if that death toll keeps rising. i'm being deadly serious. what is going to happen, because i have never seen anger like this. it is terrible. it is terrible and they are mad about everything. at a nearby mosque, more donations for the bereaved and displaced. the community response remains overwhelming. but five days on, some feel they are still having to do what the authorities should be doing. are you from the home office? no, i live up the road. no one knows that they are here, they are sitting at empty desks, i don't know who is coming down, so i have done a little poster. the local gym is a rescue centre for those who have lost everything. after criticism of the council, a neighbouring authority
has now taken over the efforts here. i would say, small steps of improvement. volunteers, rashid and nisha. have told me there is progress but it is painfully slow. 2a hours ago, government said that they would get a grip. there does not feel like there is, they are not here, central government are not here. for us to feel that there is a grip, the government needs to remember that it is on the side of the people. the extra foot patrols promised by theresa may are now on the ground, brought in from other parts of london to provide reassurance and information. the leader of kensington and chelsea council says he understands the criticism his authority has faced, he has also defended their response. yes, of course, there is more we can always do, and we are attempting to do that but this was an enormous disaster, it has profound consequences.
cheering gratitude this afternoon for the firefighters, who are searching for the lost, night and day. there is a growing sense here that all the emotion unleashed by the fire must lead to change. angry. angry, angry about the poor response, but also, the years of neglect from the council and successive governments. while politicians talk of the legacy and of lessons learned, for some here, it is far too early. the british finance minister philip
hammond has said that if britain leaves eu without a deal it would be a very very bad outcome. talks begin on monday and are likely to include issues like the rights of using citizens living in britain and british citizens living in eu. the british citizens living in eu. the british spy minister, theresa may, has previously said she be willing to walk away —— prime minister, theresa may, has bbc said she would be willing to walk away. it was a pretty reason for the election. every vote for the conservatives will make me stronger when negotiate with presidents chancellors and prime ministers of the european union. on the campaign trail, repeated promise... strengthened my hand in those negotiations... on brexit, those prime ministers red—faced pressure from all sides.
—— face pressure from all sides. philip hammond is a one of those pressing for a moderate reproach. today he upped the stakes on getting a good dealfrom the eu. no deal, would be a very very bad outcome for britain. but there is a possibly work outcome and there's a deal that is deliberately structured to punish us, to suck the lifeblood out of our economy. he said that the uk would leave the single project —— market and customs union but there has to bea and customs union but there has to be a transitional arrangements to keep the finances flowing. he even attacked the financial tory election campaign about the economy —— for not talking enough about the economy. whatever the reason this is the result. anger from some, but lacking enough mps on their own and the tories have tainted the dup party of northern ireland for support. there it take on brexit will have to be considered too.
theresa may is facing tough battles here, there are a whole raft of laws associated with brexit the need to be passed, parliament has been extended to two years to give them more time but without the views of political opponents, they will need a lot of help. labour is its political muscle, suggesting that britain could stay within the print market which allows free trade within the eu. so we could stay inside the customs union. no deal is what happens when we get to the individually using our unable to reach an agreement, you get pushed over the cliff. extracting the uk from the eu is not going to be easy. there is still no clarity from anyone about what breakfast shed or will look like —— brexit should or will look like —— brexit should or
will look like —— brexit should or will look like, but there's no question that the prime minister is facing a tough night. time now for the sport... we will start with the goth, the final round of golf in wisconsin. eric carmen took a 1—stroke lead into the last round of 18 holes. brooks capture has birdied the first two holes and harman is still at 12 under par after the first. rickie fowler, who led after the first round is left with justin thomas at nine under round of 63 on saturday. now moving to cricket, pakistan has shocked the world by thrashing india in the finally the icc champions trophy on sunday. pakistan, ranked bottom of the teams in the jordan, the pakistan, ranked bottom of the teams in thejordan, the their rivals by a massive 100 and 88 runs in the final. it's their first tournament
victory over their rivals since the world cup in 19 92. south london neutral territory for rivalry. a relationship, but cricket is common ground. this match, the sporting event to be. costlier thousand pounds for a flight returning tonight, and £250 a ticket. even online is going to £500, thousand pounds. know the expected pakistan to be here, next up the oval. india's's first wicket wasn't. whatever the line, not out. the man was the ripley batsmen —— reprieved batsmen. his 11a was a foundation for pakistan. play until he's100 and it may never reach that feeling. the two countries don't each other
at the moment thanks to the political climate so this final was like a political climate so this final was likea summit political climate so this final was like a summit meeting. of sport. wa nt to like a summit meeting. of sport. want to watch? find a route. —— find a route. remember ramadan era? corrupted jailed rehabilitated. he starved india before they could start including captain the holy and —— thereat kohli and ms dhoni. full stop india are wealthy, mighty, that doesn't mean you always win, that's sport. 158 all out. pakistan, world cricket's unpredictable, improbable champions. in athletics, the diamond league move to stockholm on sunday where muriel padraig made up for
losing. she was given victory over the daphne skippers on thursday, but with skippers missing stockholm overrate cruise to the win. just let you know, you can keep up—to—date with all the final round us open on the bbc sport website. coutinho thanks very much. —— good to know, thanks very much. —— good to know, thanks very much. plenty more news for you on the website, and that's it for now, thanks for watching. good evening, it's been the hottest
day of the year so far lots of dry settled weather today. some people seems at the beach today because it's really been hot and humid. highs of 205 and low 305, with the exception of shetland. again that we grow the front that has been with us now grow the front that has been with us now for well over five days producing a fair amount of cloud and somejust as producing a fair amount of cloud and some just as well. so, producing a fair amount of cloud and somejust as well. so, disappointing year i'm afraid, but elsewhere lots of hot sunshine if that's what you like. through the night, that's going to lead to a pretty muggy night if you're trying to get a decent nights sleep. temperatures widely staying in the mid to high teens from any. a little bit of cloud and merck close to coast on the south—west. the weather front will slowly drifted away southwards, a subtle change to come in the next day so. for many plenty of sunshine in that means plenty of heat yet again. relentlessly high 205, maybe
low 305 again in the south—east corner. just the slim chance of the midlands and lincolnshire catching a shower due to lead, but they will really will be very isolated in deed. the case will be a bit more refreshing, plenty of dry sunny weather in the story from any. same in southern scotland and northern ireland, but our weather front will slip south and produce a little more cloud, but at the same time maybe some brighter conditions for the northern and western isles in comparison to recent weeks. that pushes out overnight monday into tuesday morning so, a subtle change developing on tuesday, the cloud will just arrive a developing on tuesday, the cloud willjust arrive a little bit further south and produce slightly fresher air, so made teams into scotla nd fresher air, so made teams into scotland —— made teams into scotland keeping the humility to the south not really easing up i'm afraid please. wednesday, dry hot and sunny
to the south but some possibly dry hot and sunny showers to move in from the west. similar feel on thursdays, we keep the heat in the south but elsewhere it will be cloudy and slightly fresher for many. take care. a forest fire in central portugal has killed the 62 people. hundreds of firefighters have been tackling the blaze will stop pakistan have beaten india in the final of the champions trophy in london. hundreds of millions of people watched the game worldwide on television.